Care Apprenticeship

Apply From: 17th of March 2020
Application Deadline:
Salary: £8.72 per hour
Start Date:

Based at either Chatham, Canterbury, Sittingbourne, Sidcup, Bexleyheath, Snodland, Plumstead, Welling or Abbey Wood
£8.72 per hour plus benefits

Do you want to gain practical hands on skills alongside academic studies?

Are you looking for a well-defined career path with continuous training and development?

Our care apprenticeship programme is designed to attract and develop future leaders. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who are keen to learn and develop their skills in a hands-on environment.

You will have real duties from early on in your career and the opportunity to learn something new every day. As a trusted member of the team you will support your colleagues to run the home effectively, whilst developing skills in an extremely varied environment, alongside a team of motivated people who will support you. You will gain experience in all activities from infection control to nutrition and hydration all whilst ensuring the home is compliant with critical health and safety procedures.

Alongside your day to day role on site you will also ‘earn while you learn’ by completing a Diploma in Adult Care. All study is fully funded, and you will be paid a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package, supported by a mentor as well as your line manager.

Benefits include:

  • Ongoing personal and professional development
  • 5.6 weeks annual leave
  • Membership of the Avante Flexible Retirement Pension Scheme
  • Discretionary occupational sick pay scheme
  • Avante provides the DBS application and uniform


During the duration of the programme you are gaining experience and relevant qualifications in operational aspects of our business alongside distance learning delivered by IPS Apprenticeships.

Key requirements for this fantastic opportunity:

  • You must have the eligibility to live and work in the UK without any restrictions
  • You must be over the age of 16
  • You must be willing to commit to the full duration of the programme (minimum 18 months)


Avante Care & Support is a Registered Charity supporting over 1000 older people through our registered nursing and dementia care homes and home care services. We are proud to be a well-established not for profit organisation, with an experienced and committed workforce, looking to make a difference through the care and support offered to individuals and to families in need of advice, guidance and support.

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